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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We arrived to the complex ahead of the 3pm check in but our villa was ready for us and we receive the keys. We made our way to the villa ourselves with our luggage and did not get shown around the complex. Found the reception staff a little unfriendly on first impressions but in hindsight I would say that perhaps... More 

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2 Thank lozzag2016
Richmond, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed here for two weeks, breakfast included during September 2016, this was our first visit here but we had stayed in similar accommodation (Rocha Brava & Vitors Village) before. Truthfully this is a bit more upmarket than I would normally stay at, but it was heavily discounted when I booked. Positives include, great town houses, can sleep up to... More 

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Thank Dawn C
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have been coming here for 4 years, sometimes more than once per year so this is our 6th time. We do love the place but I have to agree with some of the other comments that things are not quite to the standard they used to be. Firstly I would like to say the I can never fault the... More 

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2 Thank Philip B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

stayed 2 nights . Villa excellent and very spacious but the resort let down by very poor facilities Bed was very uncomfortable why have such a modern villa and put in such a poor bed- restaurant very basic and very expensive - prices were of an expensive restaurant but in a cafe . Pool average, sun beds not very good... More 

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Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed with 2 small children for a long weekend at the end of July. Villas / apartments are gorgeous and quite big - we had a 2 bedroom one which was the size of a 3 bed house ! Pool area is lively and clean and staff were all very friendly. Breakfast is good but evening meal varies by day... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel was nice but a bit tired in places. We had a very relaxing holiday but regretted not having a car as there is literally nothing around. There is a lovely restaurant about 1.5km away called villa nova and that was its saving grace.

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Thank BristolAbi
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had an excellent time at the resort. The staff were very hospitable ( special thanks to Joao, Soraia, Philip and Theresa, for the very warm welcome...very much appreciated). The villa was very spacious and cleaned daily. Had a few issues initially but they were dealt with promptly...the staff were always keen to help. The kitchen was well equipped - we... More 

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Thank moseley19
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Vale de Lapa!! Lovely resort/complex. Rooms were fabulous and very clean. The complex is designed I am sure with privacy in mind as you are not really overlooked wherever your apartment is located. Great pool and a good discipline "no towels on beds" great to see. The grounds are well kept and tendered to. All staff were very pleasant and... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We returned to Vale da Lapa this year for our family holiday. It was our third time to visit the resort as we had wonderful stays there previously. Sadly, however standards have slipped and we won't be returning. Other travellers have already commented on the need to simply replace the sunbeds - which are well past their best - but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We have just returned from our first family holiday to Portugal, ten days, two adults and a 20 year old. We thoroughly enjoyed the respite that the holiday brought us but this was not a relaxing nor peaceful resort. This "five star resort" has been terribly overrated and miss-advertised which lead us to have very high expectations with no follow... More 

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amid extensive landscaped gardens and manmade ponds, this 5-star resort offers luxurious villas with free wired internet. It boasts an on-site 9-hole putting green and, outdoor pools and a Spa. All apartments are situated in 2-storey duplex villas that feature modern and stylish decor. Each unit has a large living room and a bedroom with a high ceiling and balcony. There is also a full kitchen. At Vale Da Lapa, guests can enjoy the exclusive clubhouse featuring a design restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace. Guests can sample regional flavours and carefully selected local products. Agua Hotels Vale Da Lapa also boasts a jogging trail, 2 paddle tennis courts, and a multi-use astroturf pitch. Children can have fun at the play area and children's pool. Vale Da Lapa Hotel has a private entrance to the neighbouring tennis club and several golf courses can be found in its vicinity. Caneiros and Carvoeiro beaches are less than 5 km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vale da Lapa Resort & SPA

Address: Estrada das Sesmarias, Carvoeiro 8400-535, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Price Range: RM277 - RM983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vale da Lapa Resort & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Vale Da Lapa Resort & Spa Hotel Carvoeiro
Vale Da Lapa Resort And Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#4 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
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“Try to book rooms closer to the entrance of the hotel complex. The walk from the villas can be quite long.”
 of 5 bubbles dougj231, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“e-mail in advance to ask for south facing if you are a sun lover”
 of 5 bubbles almalc54, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Villas have very spacious accommodation and private pool”
  • Master Bedroom
  • Dining Area
  • Roof Terrace
  • Private pool and garden
  • Kitchen
 of 5 bubbles aengusmum, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“high number villas are furthest away from the club house so good if you want quiet. very poor wifi coverage though”
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 of 5 bubbles W7383NWkerrys, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check your room before unpacking particularly the showers for dampness and water leaks..”
 of 5 bubbles skdcitraveller, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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